Online health services and technology have become increasingly popular in recent years with no signs of slowing down as more and more consumers are looking for an alternative or supplement to traditional health care options. Our goal is to cover this emerging industry and provide the most up-to-date information about the services and companies available so that consumers can make informed decisions about their health.
We want to make sure all of our content and advice provide trustworthy and in-depth answers to all of your health care questions. To do this, we enlist health care experts for all levels of our editorial process, including using experienced health care experts to contribute to our site by writing our articles and reviewing them for accuracy.
Rebranding from OnlineMedicalCare.org to OnlineDoctor.com
The mission of OnlineMedicalCare.org was to provide up-to-date information on the telehealth industry and ensure patients were informed to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were focused on bringing attention to the emerging telehealth industry. Because of COVID-19 and it’s impact on the medical community, the demand for telehealth services have increased exponentially. To address this, we decided to rebrand to OnlineDoctor.com and focus less on the industry and more on the patient – we want to focus on giving patients the best care possible instead of focusing on the industry as a whole. We believe our new branding makes it more clear where our focus is. While we will still provide families with the information they need about telehealth and telemedicine we wanted to focus on the care that patients received through online medical care rather than focusing on the industry of online medical care. Though our name has changed, our mission stays the same – to ensure patients make the best decisions for them.
Mitchell Fong, Director of Telehealth Services
Mitchell Fong is a certified public health professional who has focused on telemedicine for underserved communities and holds dual master’s degrees in public health and business administration. He is the Director of Telemedicine at Renown Health, a not-for-profit integrated health system serving northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Leveraging his prior experience in data analytics and project management, he has been able to culminate his education and experience by focusing on population health management and digital health. While focusing on accountable care operations, he was able to achieve quality and utilization management improvements across the program. His passion and expertise in digital health has helped expand access to timely care for the communities he serves across both rural and urban communities. Mitchell has been an instructor for telemedicine education classes and an advocate for telehealth as an active speaker. Additionally, he serves as an advisor to multiple healthcare technology and medical device companies. Mitchell believes telemedicine is a solution to ultimately fulfill his mission – to provide all patients timely access to quality care, when they need it.
Susy Salvo, Telehealth Specialist
Susy Salvo-Wendt is a proven leader in telehealth and telemedicine program development with extensive knowledge in healthcare operations and reimbursement options for telehealth. She uses sound judgement in financial planning and is known for driving innovative solutions to improve patient care while lowering costs using evidenced based solutions. She is a trusted collaborator and confident communicator able to build relationships across all organizational levels. Ms. Salvo-Wendt has extensive knowledge in grant development and implementation and collaborates on a variety of policy and legislative initiatives regarding telehealth. Ms. Salvo-Wend has been a volunteer for Suicide Prevention for over 12 years n helping educate others about Suicide.
Caroline C. Treichler, RN
Caroline Treichler has been practicing as a California board certified registered nurse since 2004. She received her Bachelors in Physiological Science with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Post undergraduate studies she worked in Student Health at UCLA. She then pursued her nursing education at the highly reputable University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing. She has provided direct patient care for almost 20 years to the most acute neonatal population, while continuing to gain certifications in the health field including Neonatal Intensive Care (RNC-NIC), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and placements of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters. Since 2017 she has been a nurse coordinator at a Level III, academic Neonatal Intensive Care unit and works closely with physicians, nurses, transport teams, respiratory therapists, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists to coordinate the care of the most critical infants. Though she has a passion for infants in an inpatient setting, she also finds preventative care and wellness of utmost importance and strives for a healthy, well-balanced life with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, and spending time outdoors with her family.
Our telehealth team and experts have dedicated their lives to providing accurate information so families can find the best care that fits their needs. Though we take a data-driven and evidence-based approach to telehealth solutions, our main focus is on the users – the individuals and families that rely on online health care services. We pride ourselves in being the only resource available that uses a strict data-driven approach while also ensuring we are answering the patient’s questions through interviews and surveys to identify root causes and provide actionable information.
Our Dedication to Accuracy
We strive to be a trustworthy resource for health care consumers, which means ensuring our content is up-to-date and accurate. Each of our articles are heavily researched using the latest, most trustworthy sources and cited for reference as well as independently fact-checked.
Our Ad and Sponsorship Policy
Online Doctor may receive funding through partnerships such as affiliate programs. This funding allows us to go further in our research and analysis as well as enable us to provide more input from users, experts, and doctors. Though we have various partnerships, our product recommendations are derived from unbiased research and are purely editorial.
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